Bucks County will begin program to help gambling seniors

    Home to Parx Casino, Bucks County is set to begin a compulsive gambling program for seniors.

    The public awareness campaign is still a year away, but PhillyBurbs reports trained volunteers will soon start visiting senior centers to talk about gambling and addiction.

    Though Pennsylvania sets aside some casino revenue for compulsive gambling, much of it is used for treating those who already have a problem. Of the $313,000 Bucks County received last year for prevention programs, only two-thirds was spent.

    Volunteer training sessions could begin this summer.

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